Ice cream is great any time of year, but ice cream while on vacation is by far the best! A walk in the warm sunshine and you’ll soon be wanting a cool, icy, creamy treat, especially if you are visiting Siesta Key and happen upon one of our ice cream shops and you are in need of some instant refreshment.

The Orange Octopus

The Orange Octopus makes all of their 24 delicious flavors on location in small batches. Tropical Beach resort staff favorite flavors are sea salt caramel and ooey-gooey brownie ice cream. Actually, I’m kind of craving some right now…

1220 Old Stickney Point Rd., Siesta Key

Myorangeoctopus.com

Big Olaf Creamery

Big Olaf Creamery is a Siesta Key institution. Big Olaf opened up shop in the Village in 1982 and the local Amish craftsmen have been churning the handmade ice cream there ever since.

5208 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key

Bigolafsiestakey.com

Sub Zero

Sub Zero freezes your creamy delights right before your eyes! They use liquid nitrogen to freeze the cream, it only takes 15 seconds, resulting in a creamier texture. Each flavor is made specifically for you, and Sub Zero is able to cater to special dietary needs.

219 Avenida Madera, Siesta Key

Subzeroicecream.com

Ciao Gelato

Ciao Gelato serves homemade authentic gelato, made fresh daily. This is the real deal made by an Italian himself.

5212 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242

Sunni Bunni

Sunni Bunni serves real, high quality frozen yogurt and farm-fresh fruit smoothies. Their products are healthful, full of probiotics and taste absolutely amazing.

5202 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key